Judge Rodney Melville has allowed an expert on child abuse to testify in Michael Jackson's upcoming trial for alleged molestation.
Jackson's attorney, Tom Mesereau, has resisted the need for expert testimony; his rationale being that the accuser and his family have a "sheer lack of credibility".
Judge Melville also said that he would summon 750 potential jurors to court over three days, beginning January 31, ahead of jury selection the following week. This process will take several weeks itself, therefore opening statements may not begin until March.
This trial is going to be a lengthy affair.